I'm walking into this rainy Monday morning feeling wonderful. If you recall, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of World Natural Hair Show attendees a little bit about the joy of thrifting this past Saturday.
And not to be all braggy, however, ya girl did her thing. If I do say so myself, I did really good. If you know me, then you know I use to HATE public speaking and I still don't like it. Man, I'd get so nervous, I would forget whatever it was I was suppose to say. I remember once I even forgot my own name. The only thing I'd do is smile really hard and my underarms would be drenched in sweat. Talk about embarrassing...
But this weekend, I nailed it! I was prepared, I had nicely designed handouts aaannnddd I remembered the majority of my notes without having to look at them. Yesss! One thing I've been working on is not saying "um" so much. Learning to pace myself and breath helped me to avoid using "um" throughout the session.
The coolest part for me was that people were waiting in line to talk to me. To some that might not mean much, but for me, it means progress (patting myself on the back). Even cooler was that my homegirl Kisha came out to support. That gesture of love meant a lot. Thanks Kish! And a shout-out to my mentor Keren for calling me on Friday and Saturday to give me my pep talk and a word of encouragement. Btw... check out what I wore to the hair show.
Blah blah blah, enough of that, on to the real reason you came by today. You want to know details on today's look. This outfit is perfect for the type of weather we're having here in Atlanta (the type where winter and spring are playing tug-of-war with the temperature). Just when you think the sun has the upper hand, the clouds are like naw, not today bruh. That's why this outfit works.
This Forever 21 duster that I thrifted is heavy enough to keep me warm during the morning chill and cool enough to wear when the temp's start to rise. I was hoping to find a similar duster on F21.com, but If you wanted to recreate this look, this duster/kimono from Boo Hoo would work just as well. I'm going to keep saying this... if you do not have a pair of distressed jeans, your life is a mess (I kid, I kid). But seriously, ripped jeans will change your life.
Why would I buy ripped jeans retail, when I can thrift them? Like these H&M distressed jeans which are super cute, really comfortable and has a nice wash. I paired the look with a simple off-white top and green floral print booties from Zara (got them on sale, no longer available). A fringe bucket bag and a cool pair of sunglasses completed this outfit.
Looking for a few nice dusters/kimono's? Check these out ↓↓↓
Duster, Top, Jeans -- Thrifted // Booties -- Zara (sold out) // Bag -- ShoeDazzle (old)
Photography by: K Visuals